T-Birds Assign Cowley, Beauchemin to Manchester (ECHL)Oct 26, 2017
Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have returned goaltender Evan Cowley and loaned forward Francois Beauchemin to the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.
Cowley, 22, picked up his first AHL win in net for Springfield on Sunday in a 7-4 defeat of the Belleville Senators. The University of Denver alumnus made 27 saves on 31 shots for his first professional win just one night after he made three third-period saves in relief during a 4-1 Thunderbirds loss in Syracuse.
Beauchemin, 21, is in his first pro season after scoring a combined 97 points in the QMJHL last season with the Val-d'Or Foreurs and Charlottetown Islanders. He has skated in two games with Springfield this season, picking up two penalty minutes.
The Thunderbirds return home on Friday for the back half of a home-and-home series with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The two teams will meet inside the MassMutual Center on a 3-2-1 Halloween-themed Friday at the Thunderdome. Puck drop that evening is set for 7:05 p.m. ET.
Springfield Thunderbirds fans are encouraged to visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com to learn more about Thunderbirds Season Ticket Memberships. Packages start at just $12 per game, and Thunderbirds Full Season Ticket Members receive the most benefits, including a refillable collector’s mug and a commemorative jersey. For more information or to order now, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visitwww.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com.